Yamaha Motor has finally launched the all new Cygnus Ray-ZR Scooter with prices starting at INR 52,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi) thereby expanded its scooter portfolio in the Indian market. The new scooter from Yamaha available in two variants with the top-end trim getting a disc brake and is priced at INR 54,500 for the disc brake equipped version. Yamaha had originally unveiled the Cygnus Ray-ZR at the 2016 Auto Expo in February this year and the model will hit the market from May 2016 onwards. Several dealerships across the country have commenced accepting bookings for the new scooter. The Yamaha Cygnus Ray-ZR has a sporty styling and is targeted at young male riders with its edgy design language. It is the second new product launch for Yamaha after the Saluto RX 110cc commuter bike that was launched last week.
Keeping in mind, the concept of ‘Next Generation Real Boy’s scooter’, the new Yamaha Cygnus Ray-ZR has been styling on the with several sporty elements like the sharp lines, accentuated side panels, dual-tone colour scheme and trendy body graphics. The sculpted front fascia adds a masculine feel to the scooter while adding the young touch are the alloy wheels and all-black finished exhaust. You also get this new olive green colour scheme with bronze finished wheels, handlebar and suspension forks that certainly look appealing to us.
In terms of power, the Yamaha Cygnus Ray-ZR uses an 113cc 2-valve, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine with Blue Core technology. The single-cylinder mill churns out 7.1PS at 7,500rpm while peak torque rating stands at 8.1Nm at 5,500rpm. The same motor also powers other scooters in the company’s lineup and is paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The scooter comes with a higher power-to-weight ratio as well, boasting of its light kerb weight of 103 kg, much lower to most rivals in the segment including the Hero Maestro Edge, TVS Wego and Honda Dio. Yamaha claims a fuel efficiency figure of 66 kmpl on the Cygnus Ray-ZR.
Talking about features, the Yamaha Cygnus Ray-ZR offers a 21-litre under seat storage option, trendy analog instrument cluster, tubeless tyres among other bits. We would have liked a USB charging point as well, even as optional, given the growing popularity of the feature these days. Nevertheless, the scooter is being offered in two colour options. The male-centric Cygnus Ray-ZR will be sold alongside the Cygnus Ray, the company’s offering for female riders.
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